Neue Galerie New York
June 28–September 3, 2018
Collectively, these works reflect this tumultuous epoch in German history, as the nation shifted from an empire to a fragile democracy under the Weimar Republic following World War I. Likewise, the utopian ideal of uniting art and life in the pre-war era was replaced by a more practical embrace of a machine aesthetic, as artists reconciled themselves to the emergence of modern technology.
Erich Heckel (1883–1970)
Bathers in a Pond, 1908-09
Oil on canvas
Neue Galerie New York and Private Collection
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